Bug#380105: Show current hour in hardware clock question
On Fri, Aug 25, 2006 at 09:33:26AM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> > > That information has no value ( it is noise )
> > It is not noise, it is very valuable information, because with it, you can
> > immediately check that your clock is set correctly or not, and if it is set to
> > UTC or not.
> > Ideally, we could even have a clock setting dialog here or something.
> Yes, right. This is currently the answer to this "please show current
> hour" wishlist bug. We should *first* offer some way to set the clock
> before we display the current hour.
> So, indeed, what we need is someone working on a way to implement this
> (probably in clock-setup, of course).
> That would indeed be a very valuable stuff to add, especially for
> installing brand new machines where the HW clock is usually wrongly
> set when it is shipped by the manufacturer.
I am not sure, but in the graphical installer, we could add a clock widget
somewhere from the start, and do clock setting pretty early one (we probably
only need hwclock and a little menu thingy), it can even be done before
base-install and partman, since there are no extra dependencies.
The interest of doing it before the installation, is that it get rides of all
those funny 'installation in the future' tar warnings. Not sure if they are
interesting or not.
The graphical version could be trigered by clicking on the menu at any time or
something, this would be pretty cool.